AVG Internet Security
How are TSA Scores determined?
The Software Authority strives to be different! Our results are based on factual data and you will never see a non-certified product that you never heard of being rated highly for the sole purpose of pushing sales like we often see on other review sites.
With increasing computer processor speeds being able to handle heavy workloads and improving performance significantly, TSA Scores are focused more on how well a security product protects your system from malware, viruses, and threats as opposed to how much system impact does this security product have. Reality is, if you obtain a nasty Ransomware virus as an example, does having a product that uses limited computer resources matter if you can no longer access your computer?
The TSA Score is determined by analyzing the latest review data from multiple independent testing laboratories, other reputable third party review sites and our many years of experience in the security software industry. The results from these sources are then inputted into a proprietary formula that determines the final TSA Score.
Independent Lab Results
AVG Internet Security
AVG Internet Security is better than ever. It now scans for both malware and performance issues, helps you avoid fake websites, and with its all-new, refreshingly simple design, you can see exactly how you’re protected.
Thoroughly scans every corner of your computer (and any drives connected to it) in real-time for viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, rootkits, and other nasty forms of malware. You can even schedule whole-computer scans for those times you won’t even be at your computer.
Uses advanced artificial intelligence on your computer to proactively identify malware samples that haven’t yet been catalogued by our ThreatLabs team.
Scans for potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that you may have unknowingly downloaded (e.g., adware and other malicious applications bundled with downloaded software).
Real-Time Outbreak Detection
Cloud-based technology helps stop even the newest malware variants and outbreaks in real-time. Anytime our antivirus encounters an unknown threat, it uploads it to our ThreatLabs team for analysis. They’ll then send out a cure to all our millions of users via a security update. The end result? Better protection for everyone.
Like an alert watchdog, this feature works in real-time to sniff out suspicious behavior of any software running on your computer and warn you if anything is amiss. This helps protect against 0-day threats, malicious programs, and even keyloggers that secretly record typed passwords and bank account details.
Web & Email Protection
Blocks dangerous email attachments to prevent you from falling victim to fake emails or friends who may have unknowingly forwarded you malware.
Helps you avoid dangerous websites by scanning clicked links for threats and warning you of anything suspicious. This works for any link on the Internet, including those on Facebook® and Twitter®.
Scans downloaded files before they reach your computer to protect you against hidden malware.
Helps you avoid malicious hotspots used by hackers by warning you when you connect to an unsecure WiFi network.
Hacker Attacks Protection
Effortlessly bounces hackers, criminals, and snoops who try sneaking onto your PC to steal your private files, photos, & passwords. Works on both wired and wireless networks.
Private Data Protection
Got something you don’t want anyone else to see? Encrypt and hide your most private photos and files to prevent family, friends, or thieves from seeing what’s yours.
Did you know that files deleted from your Recycle Bin can still be recovered? File Shredder securely deletes data to help prevent unintended or unauthorized recovery.
We block spam, scams, and malicious phishing emails to keep your inbox cleaner and help stop you from giving your passwords and credit card numbers to the bad guys.
Helps you avoid fake websites so you don’t unknowingly give criminals your passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal data. We do this by preventing criminals from hijacking your DNS (domain name system) settings by using our own secured DNS servers to faithfully direct you to real websites.
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Remotely manage your AVG applications across your other computers, mobiles, and tablets. Our built-in dashboard lets you check up on the security and performance of all your AVG-enabled Windows, Mac, and Android devices from anywhere in the world.
Ensures that your security is always up-to-date by pushing virus definitions, bug fixes, security updates, and new features to you as they become available.
Remote Scans & Notifications
Remotely scan your computer for viruses from your other AVG-enabled Windows computers and Android phones/tablets. If a threat is found on any of your devices, we’ll alert you.
Extend your paid Internet Security features to everyone in your family. Simply invite them to your AVG network, and they’ll get all the same features as you. You can do this for UNLIMITED personal devices—at no extra cost!
Postpones scans, updates, and popups to avoid interrupting you while you’re working, playing games, or watching videos.
Helps clean up your browser by removing unwanted or potentially dangerous browser toolbars and extensions that may have been installed without your permission.
Dramatically shortens scanning times by intelligently skipping files it already knows are safe (i.e., files unchanged since they were last scanned).
Windows XP SP3
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion or above
Android 2.2 or above